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The Tanner Report: Newcastle 0 Fulham 0

A goalless draw is rarely an occasion to celebrate but it is when it’s your first clean sheet of the season so we were all delighted that the boys returned from Newcastle with a point and no goals conceded. Not that our defence was totally secure. In coming out for a cross that was clearly Alfie [...]

December 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Adios Mourinho

I have been distinctly underwhelmed by the blanket coverage of the dismissal of Jose Mourinho last Tuesday morning. The vast amount of the coverage has bought into the cult of the Special One. Given the resources of a national newspaper I would have expected and enjoyed reading the financial [...]

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Justin Rose …and fell

There has been so much fuss over the omission of Georgia Hall in the final list for Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) but little if any on the absence of  Justin Rose who could have gone to world number one over the weekend. As the BBC has so few sporting rights SPOTY has lost its lustre [...]

December 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Chelsea 2

Brighton never expected to win this game and after being two down seemed to have little chance of so doing. Yet they pulled one back with Solly March’s first goal in 15 months and Chelsea had to engage in dubious tactics to hold out for the last 15 minutes. In particular when Solly March was put [...]

December 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 0 West Ham 2

If Fulham carry on conceding 2 goals a game relegation is assured. To win a match we would have to score 3 but that is hard if not impossible. Usually we concede in the first quarter of a game after an error – normally it’s Seri losing possession or Dennis Odoi not doing the necessary. [...]

December 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

A selection of stuff

As the festive season gathers pace – I don’t know about you – but it seems to me that external events increasingly begin flying in to disrupt our attention from things that we really ought – or want – to be doing. (And I’m not referring to Christmas shopping). In [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

My good run continued with a third successive win when Louis Oosthuizen took the South African Open at Johannesburg. Oosthuizen has never won his national trophy before though he has a Major in his golf bag and I classified him in that group with Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel who are unlikely to [...]

December 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Manchester United 4 Fulham 1

I wonder what Fulham owner Shahid Khan is thinking right now. Fulham are still propping up the league, have conceded 40 goals and £55million of talent in midfield in Anguissa and Seri failed to make much impact. He may be consoled by the tightness at the bottom (5 points separate the bottom 7 [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Chess matters

Magnus Carlsen recently held his crown as world chess champion defeating the American 25 year old Fabiana Caruana. The first 12 games were draws, largely because every grandmaster game is on line and current ones merely replicate the opening 15 moves from another game. This practice extends to club [...]

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Leicester 1

There is no doubt that perfomance has improved under Claudio Ranieri: 4 points have been achieved under him whist Slavisa Jokatovic only managed 5 in many more games. We deserved to beat Leicester but, if you do not take your chances, you can blame no one but yourself. I was disappointed that [...]

December 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

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